Creating growth mindset and building relationships, through community partners, to create a strong, lasting quality of life.
What is KNOW(2)?
KNOW(2) was formed to address the challenges identified in the original 2009 Cherokee County Community Indicators study. Begun as a grassroots organization, KNOW(2) became an IRS approved 501c(3) charitable organization in 2015. KNOW(2) brings together individuals and organizations to promote a growth mindset regarding education, economic development, and public health. Progress in these three areas brings reciprocal improvements to our families and safer communities.
I KNOW I must be highly educated for economic success and high quality of life.
I KNOW education is achievable by me, my family, and my community.
Family & Youth (including Seniors)
I KNOW strong families are essential for economic success and high quality of life.
I KNOW we can be a community where no senior is left behind.
I KNOW good jobs are essential for economic suc- cess and high quality of life.
I KNOW our economy can prosper and grow.
Crime & Safety
I KNOW a safe environment is essential for eco- nomic success and high quality of life.
I KNOW an active partnership between citizens and public safety professionals is the foundation for a safe community.
I KNOW a vibrant and healthy community is es- sential for economic success and high quality of life.
I KNOW I can adopt healthy choices to improve health outcomes in my life.
I KNOW. DO YOU KNOW(2)?
Our Mission Statement
The mission of KNOW(2) is to engage the people of Cherokee County in thoughtful dialogue and action that focuses our community’s mindset on a strong quality of life for all Cherokeeans.
Who leads KNOW(2)?
The organization is led by a 15-person board, 5 ex-officio members, an Executive Director and two other staff members.
Annually 300 – 400 volunteers help us carry out our mission statement.
What population do you serve?
We engage the entire population of Cherokee County.